Blasting Technologies

Our Blasting Technologies & Services

Cleaning and maintaining a surface’s structure can be hard work, especially if you don’t know exactly what to do and where to get started. In most cases, the best thing for you to do is to hire a professional sandblasting service like W.A.S.P. We have years of experience in the game, and we’ll provide you with the quality finish you are trying to achieve, using different blasting technologies ranging from steel shot centrifugal blasting to hot high pressure water and everything in between.

Some of our Blasting Technologies include:

Conventional Sandblasting

The use of various types of blast media , sponge, bi-carb soda, walnut shell, limestone, aluminium oxide, glass beed, crushed glass, pyrostone, garnet, staurolite, olivine, steel shot amongst others are used dry at pressure and high air volume blast.

Wet Abrasive Blasting/ Vapour Blasting/Slurry Blasting (Often Called Dustless Blasting)

Our dedicated German engineered "Torbo" wet blast systems encapsulate the airborne abrasives within tiny water droplets thus massively minimising the amount of dust produced. When the abrasive hits the surface it can't form dry dust (which can be very hard to contain) as it is being suppressed by the water vapour. WASP was wet/vapour/slurry (sometimes called dustless blasting) commercially when these systems were extremely rare or virtually unheard of here.

We pioneered the use of these systems over conventional blasting in Melbourne and we remain Melbourne's first commercial and premier Wet Abrasive Blasting Company with thousands of projects successfully completed from small domestic works to huge commercial projects.

Some manufacturers and of this type of equipment use the term "dustless sandblasting" when referring to these type of systems, it is inaccurate to use the term "Dustless" as they are not totally dustless, but do produce very little dust, up to 95% in some cases and are preferable when large amounts of dust are a problem on-site.

Our systems are also intrinsically safe for use in explosive environments such as petro-chem facilities and mines. They can also be used with almost the full range of abrasives available with conventional dry blasting, but are more adjustable, making them great for cleaning softer substrates like sandstone marble and timber.

Chemical Paint Stripping

Chemical paint stripping entails applying a stripping agent to the coating, and when it reacts and softens the coating sufficiently, it is removed by hot water pressure washing the coating off. This process can sometimes take several applications, but produces virtually no dust and distresses the substrate very little, if at all. It is a great system for removing lead paint where wet blasting containments are impractical or where heritage or gentle removal is required.

High pressure water blasting

We provide hot and cold water pressure cleaning up to 5000psi and up to 35,000psi on request.

Centrifugal track blasting

Centrifugal track blasting entails spinning wheels picking up steel shot throwing it at high velocity at the surface to be prepared. Normally used for profiling concrete paths and drives to create non-slip rated surfaces or prepare for coatings application.  Track blasting creates minimal dust and can be used indoors where dry or wet blasting may be intrusive to the surroundings.

Shrink Wrap Containments

We can form, enclose or wrap just about any space or thing with our shrink wrap containment systems. These systems can, for instance, wrap a multi-level high-rise scaffold forming a weatherproof, impervious containment for working within whilst protecting the surrounding workplace, public and environment. Not only do they look fantastic, but are extremely durable and are far superior to monarflex or shade cloth in their ability to contain dust, water or any contaminants as they have welded seams and therefore "no gaps".

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